Counselors help parents, students at Financial Aid Night


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Dr. Rebecca Vannest, guidance counselor, encourages students and parents to attend Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Oct. 18.

The thought of college is stressful.

However, on Thursday, Oct. 18, a Financial Aid Night will be held for seniors to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is commonly called FAFSA.

The Financial Aid Night will be hosted by the guidance counselors in the media center at 6 p.m.

Representatives from Mott Community College will assist parents and students with completing the FAFSA.

Dr. Rebecca Vannest, guidance counselor, said completing this documentation is the first step for going to college.

“FAFSA is the number one most important financial document for college,” Vannest said. “This is the way the state and the federal government decides who gets financial aid for college.”

In addition, bring these documents:

  • Both you and your parents’ social security numbers
  • 2017 tax return forms for both you and your parents
  • Your driver’s license
  • Both you and your parents’ 2017 W2 forms and other records of money
  • Any current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records